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Bowers & Wilkins 801D4 Signature
@fredrik222 Those Audiovector R3 sound really good for their price.  I enjoyed them at a couple of shows and been impressed each time.  
Integrated Amp ideas for a very young audiophile
For the sake of your wife and to make it easy for the kid, I would be looking at something entry level but fully competent unit like the Yamaha R-N303.  The Music Cast app is nice.  The system works with Alexa.  It is fully networked so he can pla... 
New Speaker advice
I love my F36 but they do benefit from a subwoofer. I have Focal 706 in a bedroom set up and they sound good too. Hard to go wrong with any of the ones you are considering.  
What's a Good Way to Buy Music Collections?
Try Bandcamp if your artists are available there since the artist gets a larger share of the profits on that website.  
Is low cost DAC worth it?
A good budget DAC should be a step up from the one in the Airport Express.  Topping, SMSL, and Schiit all have well measuring and nice sounding DACs in you budget.  
Are your listening levels healthy? Doing damage?
If you use headphones, that is where you real concern should be especially if you use IEM during airplane travel for extended periods.  
playing "top-damaged" CDs ?
@bigkidz a girl requesting to listen to Hot Tuna is a keeper. @richalan If you are ok with FLAC files, I have a ton of Dead shows ripped to FLAC.  I also have a fair amount of live Hot Tuna shows in FLAC file format.  If you are interested send m... 
A step to the side- Smart TV question
Sony OLED. Uses the same panel as LG but has much better user interface.  
Pee Wee Herman has passed away
Loved Paul Reubens work.  I guess I first saw him in one of the Cheech and Chong movies.  The TV shows and the movies based on Pee-Wee were all great.  
Salk Future TBD
Sounds like an amazing opportunity for someone with the right skill set.  I love the idea of doing this but I know I don't have the skills or experience in either cabinet making or the speaker guts to make it work.  
Inexpensive streaming amplifier
Go with separates since the streaming part goes obsolete fairly quickly. WiiM Pro streamer for $150 and your favorite budget amplifier. Small class D amps like the Loxjie A30 or a full size amp like the Yamaha A-S301.  
Is a home theater even worth it or doable?
If you are into movies then absolutely especially the big spectacle movies with lots of effects if you can manage to set up a fully immersive surround sound system with two or more subwoofers. Be aware that streaming audio for movies is usually n... 
Lucinda Williams' Stories From A Rock n Roll Heart.
Saw her at Merlefest like 20 years ago.  Excellent show despite the pro-war Bush fans heckling her.    
What to do with my legacy CD collection?
I ripped several thousand and then stored them in boxes.  
Women Who Rock
Aretha Franklin, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Kim Deal (Pixies), Exene Cervenka (X), Poison Ivy (The Cramps)